Tagged: Legal

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

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A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >

Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws Attention

Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws Attention

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Gary Beck doesn’t know for certain if his multiple myeloma is linked to his neighbor, a Baxter International plant just blocks away in Mountain Home. read more >

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

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In 2017, Clark County challenged routine fees that appeared on its AT&T phone bills and received class-action certification for other counties in Arkansas that used AT&T. read more >

Donna Herring in Fake Will Case: I Made 'Horrible Mistake'

Donna Herring in Fake Will Case: I Made 'Horrible Mistake'

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Donna Herring, a former Camden real estate agent, was sentenced last week to 41 months in federal prison for orchestrating an infamous fake will that came to light at the end of 2016. Her sister, brother-in-law and daughter were all sentenced last week for their parts in the scheme. read more >

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

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The Delaware bankruptcy of Springdale’s NanoMech Inc. has taken a bizarre cloak-and-dagger turn: Former CEO Jim Phillips, under oath in September, cited “national security” when refusing to answer questions about 46 transactions that its top financial officer knew only as the “CIA arrangement.” read more >

Business Worry: Will Gunfire Victims Sue?

Business Worry: Will Gunfire Victims Sue?

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A couple wounded last month in a mass shooting at a Texas Walmart filed suit against the Bentonville retailer, becoming the latest shooting victims to sue a business for failing to protect them. read more >

$12M Penalty in Fax Case Will Stand

$12M Penalty in Fax Case Will Stand

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The $12.5 million class-action judgment against a New Jersey man and his business will stand after the Arkansas Supreme Court decided last month not to review the case. read more >

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

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Walmart’s initiative to change its “people greeter” jobs to ones that require more physical labor brought complaints and a lawsuit against the Bentonville retailer over allegations that it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. read more >